We've been knee-deep in kitchen renovations and it is coming along rather beautifully. We are in a holding pattern right now waiting for our backsplash tile order to come in so I'm sneaking in a quick post. But first.. let me share my giddiness. The gas range finally arrived last weekend - which means no more camping stove cooking! Three weeks of that was more than I could bear (drama, drama!).
This Samsung NX58H9500WS gas range has a convection oven which was a top priority for us when we shopped for one. In plain English, that means there's a fan inside the oven that circulates heat evenly. We originally ordered a GE Profile range but three weeks of waiting and I threw the towel in. I'm very happy (so far) that we ended up with this Samsung one which is as much of a beauty as it is a beast - plus when we bought it, we saved $1,000 smackeroos! Maybe someday I'll get to write a full length review of the Samsung NX58H9500WS, but right now, it has to suffice that I am in love with this appliance. Proof? A deliciously and perfectly cooked tarte tatin baked in twenty five minutes flat!
Tip: I planted them behind the tomatoes so they get a lot of shade, and apparently, it worked!
Here are five of my garden herbs that have outlasted summer in higher than average temperatures and little water (we're in a drought, people). I've had them in the ground since spring and it is really gratifying to see them still alive and best of all, able to provide with cooking herbs this late in the season.
2. Cilantro - even I was surprised!